Early snow and pumpkin carving!

On Thursday, the forecast called for some snow, but I think everyone was expecting a light dusting and that would be it. Well, it started falling fairly heavy and wet and by late afternoon, this is what it looked like!

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Then it started to ice up after it got dark.  I heard what I thought was a snow slide off of our slate roof (sounds like rumbling) and didn’t think much about it until 15 minutes later when our neighbor came knocking on the door that some big branches fell across the sidewalk and a little into the road. She helped me drag them onto our lawn.  All night you could hear branches and debris thumping on the roof and such.  A lot of the snow melted during the night, but so many branches had come down.

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What a mess!  John was out of town, so I did most of the clean up with our loppers and put  all the debris at the curb for the city to pick up.  There was one big one that had to be cut with a chain saw, which I left for John 😀   Unfortunately, a lot of trees in town suffered damage and falling branches knocked out the power for some people, luckily not us.  The city work crew is going to be really busy this week.

Halloween is coming, so it was time for our annual pumpkin carving party!

Carvers busy, except for a couple missing people.

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My niece had what had to be a 30 pound pumpkin!

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My design was Oogie Boogie from Nightmare Before Christmas.

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John did Jack Skellington 😀

Of course, snacks were had and for dessert, we made a pumpkin monkey bread with chai glaze:

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Recipe here for the bread. The chai glaze was just heating up a little milk, steeping chai tea bags and then adding powder sugar to make a glaze (removing tea bags). Delicious!

We had carved, painted with bling and sticker pumpkins this year:

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Boo!

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Happy Halloween everyone!!

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17 thoughts on “Early snow and pumpkin carving!

    1. Lori Post author

      I know – there are some trees that you can tell aren’t going to survive with what came off. Ours just got pruned, I guess.

  1. Lori

    Poor trees!! Crazy early snow! I remember seeing pictures of us little with snowsuits under our plastic Halloween costumes 🙂 Love your pumpkins! Great job everyone!
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  2. debby

    Wow, that’s wild about the branches coming down with the first snow. I was watching my trees sway in the wind today, and worried about the same thing!
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    1. Lori Post author

      It was surprising at how much damage happened around town. It didn’t seem like all that much snow, but it was heavy and an icy rain fell.

  3. Helen

    That was a good amount of snow! I feel like the weather has been so up and down temperature wise. We had nearly record warmth here yesterday and tonight when kids are out they’re probably going to need coats. Forecasters said once the sun goes down, the temp is going to plummet.

    Every year when you post about your pumpkin party, it makes me miss those days with Little Helen. Plus we always roasted the seeds afterwards.

  4. Jeannie/Qlts2Slo

    Oh no! Too many leaves still on the trees for snow and ice makes them even heavier and down they come. So sorry about that.

    The chai glazed monkey bread looks and sounds delish, so I’m making a quick exit now. TG I can’t smell it.

  5. Anne

    I tuned in because your family always does something fun for Halloween. Here in Maryland, a chilly night and a sparse turnout of trick-or-treaters.

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